Matt Benson is a partner in our Business Law Group and advises clients on all aspects of corporate and environmental law matters. Prior to joining Cunningham Swan, Matt gained extensive experience with a leading national/international law firm out of its Toronto office.
Matt acts for vendors, purchasers, and lenders in asset and share transactions. He provides incorporation, risk management, and structuring advice to a wide range of clients. Matt advises on drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, joint venture agreements, consortium agreements, partnership and shareholder agreements, and commercial leases. He acts for profit and not-for-profit corporations and provides advice across the full spectrum of corporate and governance matters. Matt also provides clients with risk-management and mitigation advice on regulated or environmentally sensitive assets. He advises clients on matters involving contaminated lands, Brownfields remediation, licensing, permitting, and risk assessments. Matt advises clients on environmental regulatory compliance matters, including import and export controls on regulated or controlled substances, stewardship programs, and product liability.
In litigious matters, Matt represents clients in judicial, quasi-judicial and regulatory contexts. Matt has experience with both small-scale litigation matters and complex billion-dollar disputes. Matt acts for clients in proceedings before provincial courts, arbitration panels, and mediators. He represents and assists clients in contaminated land disputes and other complex commercial litigation matters.